It’s about building a development team that can rely on each other. Which phases does a team go through when it’s growing? How do you work with each other, what are the unwritten rules. How can you build routines, get better at estimating. Why is the principal developer as important as the newly joined junior developer? How do you work with a mixed team of frontenders and backenders. All these topics are compared to how professional sport teams work.

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Rated 5

Miro Svrtan at 18:21 on 8 Jun 2018

Great talk! Speaker was really engaging, subject is awesome!

I thought it was a good talk, but to me the focus was too much on the sports instead of the (dev-) teams. While I understand the analogy, I feel I learned more about American Football and Biathlon than actual teambuiding (apart from the FSNP model). I was hoping it would have gone a bit more in depth into group dynamics, and how they influence the behaviour of teams.

Good talk, most subject matter I’d heard before but it was a good overview, and a good speaker. I would have liked some more in depth examples but nicely done.

Rated 3

Dennis C. at 11:26 on 9 Jun 2018

Fun talk, but could use a little bit more info on practical applications in IT. Also maybe reduce the amount of times you mention that your company is hiring.

Rated 5

Marv at 12:11 on 9 Jun 2018

Interesting view and fun to listen to.

Awesome talk!!

Rated 5

Robert Basic at 09:41 on 11 Jun 2018

As someone who might be leading a team in the near future, this talk was really valuable for me. I haven't heard yet about the four "-ing" stages of team development model, so I learned a lot. One of the top 3 talks for me at the conference.

Rated 3

J.D.Mutsaerts at 10:50 on 11 Jun 2018

To me it sounded a little too much of a sports fan that tried really hard to find similarities rather than someone who had team challenges which have its equivalents in sports.

Rated 3

Onno Marsman at 13:19 on 11 Jun 2018

To much focus on the sports, but interesting nevertheless.

Rated 4

Arnout Boks at 18:57 on 14 Jun 2018

Presented with enthusiasm and humor. A little too much sports for my taste maybe, and therefore slightly low on content. I would have liked some more practical tips to make the transition from storming to norming easier. Apart from that, great topic.